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Visier announced a strategic partnership with PeopleFluent, which will make Visier’s analytics available as part of its talent management platform. Visier’s tools are currently in beta testing for PeopleFluent customers. The wider application will be available later this year for mid-market and emerging growth clients.
JazzHR rolled out an integration partnership with payroll-management provider Gusto. Using the solution, mutual customers can send new-hire information directly to Gusto from JazzHR to create payroll records, eliminating manual entry and automatically kicking off the onboarding process.This week in #HRTech: @Visier, @PeopleFluent announce integration. JazzHR hooks up with Gustohq. Startups keep raising money. And more. #HR Click To Tweet
Recruiting platform SeekOut announced a $65 million Series B round led by Tiger Global Management. Existing investors Madrona Venture Group and Mayfield also participated. The investment brings SeekOut’s total funding to $73 million and reflects 10X growth since the company’s Series A round 21 months ago. It also gives SeekOut an estimated value of nearly $500 million. SeekOut said its growth has been driven by its ability to help employers recruit hard-to-find and diverse candidates.
retrain.ai closed a $9 million Series A funding round led by Square Peg, which had invested $4 million in seed money in the company. The company’s platform analyzes corporate and government data to help organizations and employees understand and act on skills and talent gaps.
Freelance management platform Stoke Talent released a Worker Classification Engine designed to help employers identify high-risk independent contractor and freelancer relationships that might lead to misclassification penalties. The company said it’s the first product built to automatically track individual relationships for compliance with workforce classification laws.
Automation firm Zapier acquired Makerpad, a content and education platform for learning to build software without code. Customers will not be impacted by the acquisition, the company said. For the time-being, Makerpad will operate as a stand-alone business.
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